There’s a new live poker game in town.
Well a new table anyway. Ezugi have added a Live Casino Hold’em poker table in their Bulgarian studio and judging by the number of names scrolling when the dealer loses, it’s already quite popular with players.
It’s a nice fast deal, presented in full screen HD, as players have now come to expect with their live dealer games these days.
The house rules are identical to those on the casino hold’em poker tables at Evolution Gaming and Playtech and the expected (and published) return to player rate is the same across all tables (97.84% for the Ante/Call bet and 93.74% for the Bonus bet).
For those who haven’t played live casino hold’em, it’s a house poker game (players versus the dealer). The aim is to get a better poker hand with your 2 pocket cards and the 5 community cards (dealt Flop, River, Turn) than the dealer (who also gets 2 pocket cards).
An Ante bet gets you in the game, 2 pocket cards and a look at the Flop. From here you can fold, forfeiting your Ante bet, or place a Call bet (2x Ante) to see the game out.
You win a payout (according to the below table) on your Ante bet and even money on your Call bet if you beat the dealer’s hand (using normal poker hand ranks) and the dealer’s hand qualifies (pair of 4s or better).
If the dealer’s hand doesn’t qualify, you only win your Ante bet payout, and Call bet is returned.
You lose both your Ante and Call bets if the dealer’s hand is better than the player’s.
There is also a Bonus bet in which you are simply betting on the quality of the player hand, with payouts as per the below pay table.
|Ante bet payouts||Bonus bet payouts|
|Royal Flush||100 to 1||100 to 1|
|Straight Flush||20 to 1||50 to 1|
|4 of a Kind||10 to 1||40 to 1|
|Full House||3 to 1||30 to 1|
|Flush||2 to 1||20 to 1|
|Straight or less||1 to 1||7 to 1|
Where to play
Ezugi’s live Casino Hold’em table is available at Leo Vegas.
Not a bad set of pockets!